A Deep Dive into Engineering Technology

"What if"? These two simple, but powerful words have inspired every piece of modern technology in our lives. You are the inquisitive mind who turns inspiration into creation and puts the ‘what ifs’ into action. You’ve chosen a career in engineering technology because you’re a problem solver. You will make things better, faster and easier.

 

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Bachelor of Engineering - Mechatronics


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Salary Expectations

Job TitleHourly Wage
Civil Engineering Technician/Technologist$20.00 - $46.70
Electrical Engineering Technician/Technologist$18.46 - $52.00
Electrician$18.00 - $47.50
Industrial Electrician$25.10 - $45.00
Industrial Engineering Technician/Technologist$19.00 - $48.08
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer$22.95 - $57.69
Instrumentation Mechanic/Technician$22.25 - $57.55
Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technologist$22.88 - $50.00
Mechanical/Robotics Engineer$26.45 - $57.69



 

Labour Market Conditions

Civil Engineering Technician/Technologist

Job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2022-2031 period in Canada. Job opportunities in Ontario will be moderate with employment growth leading to several new positions and a moderate number of positions available due to retirements. The majority of employers for this group are in the architectural, engineering and related services sector, with others in public administration, mainly municipal governments, and construction, especially in heavy engineering and civil construction sectors. Trends affecting employment are from demand mostly driven by investments in public infrastructure, residential expansion, land development and revitalization, significant public-sector infrastructure investments in bridges, highways, roads, stormwater management, and in transit systems for improved connectivity and to meet longer-term climate goals. Population grown, resulting in high levels of new residential construction especially condominium developments across the province also affect employment growth.

Electrical Engineering Technician/Technologist

Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group nationally. 15,900 new job openings are expected to be able to be filled by 14,600 new job seekers. The employment outlook in Ontario through 2024 will be good, with several new positions and several positions available from retirements. There are many employers for this group including computer and electronic product manufacturers, building equipment contractors, architectural, engineering and related firms, utilities providers in electric power generation, transmission and distribution, and communications companies facilitating high-speed internet services.

Employment growth is expected from technological advancements in production systems, data infrastructure, medical technologies, and ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies, a greater demand for consulting services and technical expertise in a variety of areas such as manufacturing, energy, communication, and security operations, high levels of construction activity especially non-residential, plus large investments in internet infrastructure across the province, particularly in rural and remote regions.

Electrician

Although this occupational group has had a balanced market in recent years in Canada, projected job openings are expected to be substantially higher to job seekers, creating a shortage of workers in the 2022-2031 period. New job openings are expected to total 45,600 while 37,200 new job seekers are expected to be available to fill them.

In Ontario, job prospects are expected to be moderate, with employment growth leading to a moderate number of new positions. Most of this group work in construction, mainly as building equipment contractors. Construction activity is expected to be favourable across the province, along with large infrastructure investments in transit, healthcare, and public facilities, and improved commercial construction, all leading to employment growth. There will also be a steady demand for new housing to meet population growth, including the construction of multi-unit buildings in urban centres, and home renovation projects and the need to repair and upgrade buildings and public spaces.

Industrial Electrician

Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group through 2031, with 16,700 new job openings expected and 15,000 new job seekers expected to be able to fill them. Job prospects will be good in Ontario with employment growth leading to several new positions and several positions becoming available from retirements. Employment can be found with manufacturers such as motor vehicle and parts producers and construction companies. Employment growth will come from large-scale investment in electric vehicle production in the automotive manufacturing industry, and large infrastructure investments in transit, health care, and public facilities, and improved commercial construction.

Industrial Engineering Technician/Technologist

Projected labour demand and labour supply are expected to be balanced through 2031 in Canada. Moderate job prospects are expected in Ontario through 2024, with employment growth leading to several new jobs and several positions to become available due to retirements. Employers for this group may include manufacturing companies, especially in transportation equipment and machinery production, and architectural, engineering and related services companies.

Investments in the automotive industry, including in connected, electric, and autonomous vehicle technologies, may boost activity across motor vehicle manufacturing, along with a shift towards more advanced manufacturing processes and production systems. The   demand for engineering consulting services and opportunities to support workflow, performance and efficiency, and supply chain management across several industries will also allow for employment. The top three sectors for employment in this group are motor vehicle, body, trailer and parts manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing.

Industrial/Manufacturing Engineer

There is an expected balance between labour supply and demand in Canada through 2031, as seen in recent years. Ontario can expect a moderate employment outlook with employment growth leading to a moderate number of new positions and several  positions to become available due to retirements.

Instrumentation Mechanic/Technician

There will be a moderate number of new positions in Ontario due to more advanced processes in manufacturing with the increased use of robotics, adoption of biomechanics, micro devices and nanotechnologies, investments in automotive manufacturing, and the need for consultancy services to support the mining sector.

Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technologist

Job openings and job seekers are projected to be at relatively similar levels over the 2022-2031 period, in Canada. The employment outlook in Ontario will be moderate through 2024. Employment growth will lead to several new positions as well as several positions to become available due to retirements. A shift towards more advanced manufacturing processes such as new production lines, robotics, and mechanical ventilation systems will affect employment growth, along with investments in the automotive industry, including in connected, electric, and autonomous vehicle technologies which may boost activity across the motor vehicle supply chain. There will also be a demand for consulting services to support the design and development of building systems, thermal and fluid processes, biomedical tools, and power generation and sustainability programs. Employment can be found with manufacturing companies, especially in transportation equipment and machinery production, architectural, engineering and related services firms, and electric power generation, transmission and distribution providers.

Mechanical/Robotics Engineer

This occupation group will show a balanced labour demand and labour supply in Canada through 2031 with a moderate employment outlook in Ontario through 2024. Ontario can expect several new positions from employment growth and a moderate number of positions becoming available due to retirements. Employment growth will occur from a shift towards more advanced processes in manufacturing, including new production lines, increased use of robotics, and adoption of biomechanics, micro devices and nanotechnologies. The demand for this group may increase from large investments in automotive manufacturing, including for connected, and electric cars, and ongoing development of autonomous vehicle technologies, as well from the need for consultancy services to support clients including in the mining sector, which is experiencing higher investments due to global demand for metallic minerals.

Pandemic-induced needs for upgrades to indoor air systems may also support work for individuals in this profession, which includes heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers. The majority in this group are employed in manufacturing, especially transportation equipment and machinery production, with many others employed in professional, scientific and technical services industry, largely architectural, engineering and related services, and lastly utilities, mostly electric power generation.


 

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